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St. Joseph man sentenced for dog fighting conspiracy

Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a St. Joseph, man was sentenced in federal court Feb. 22 for participating in a conspiracy to promote and participate in dog fights.

Rick P. Hihath, 56, of St. Joseph, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith to 16 months in federal prison without parole. Following his prison term, Hihath must serve three years of

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